- Associated Press - Friday, May 8, 2015

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - U.S. Sen. John Hoeven says federal investigators looking into the cause of an explosive oil train derailment near Heimdal will be on scene for about a week.

Hoeven says 11 officials with the Federal Railroad Administration will be at the site until Sunday or Monday. A crew of four people with the National Transportation Safety Board will be there for about seven days.

The BNSF Railway train hauling Bakken crude derailed Wednesday morning. No one was hurt but residents of Heimdal evacuated for about a day.

Investigators on Thursday recovered wheel fragments from the scene. The NTSB says they’ll be sent to a government laboratory for analysis. A defective tank car wheel is suspected to have played a role in another oil train accident in Illinois in March.


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